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Dr. Baird currently teaches lower-level and upper-level undergraduate classes at West Texas A&M University, including Optics, Electromagnetism, General Physics I & II, and Calculus Physics I & II. In the past, he has taught Graduate Electromagnetism I and II at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Graduate Electromagnetism I Lecture Notes

Lecture 1 - Coulomb's law, Gauss's law, electric potential, capacitance
Lecture 2 - Surface charge density, Green functions, energy density, computational approaches
Lecture 3 - Method of images, point charge in the presence of a sphere
Lecture 4 - Fourier series, Laplace equation in rectangular coordinates, Laplace equation in polar coordinates
Lecture 5 - Laplace equation in spherical coordinates, Legendre polynomials, azimuthal symmetry
Lecture 6 - Spherical harmonics, Laplace equation in cylindrical coordinates
Lecture 7 - Green functions in spherical coordinates
Lecture 8 - Multipole expansions
Lecture 9 - Electrostatic fields in dielectrics, energy in dielectrics
Lecture 10 - Biot-Savart law, Ampere's law, magnetic force, vector potential
Lecture 11 - Magnetic dipole fields, magnetostatics in magnetic material
Lecture 12 - Magnetostatics sample problems, Faraday's law of induction
Lecture 13 - Maxwell's equations, wave equation, potentials of electrodynamics
Lecture 14 - Quasistatics, Green functions for the wave equation, conservation of energy

Graduate Electromagnetism I Supplemental Notes

Mathematical Reference for Electrodynamics
Green's Function Method Step-by-Step
Lecture 4 Supplemental Notes
Electric Multipole Plots
Summary of Electrostatics with Dielectrics
Material Responses
Magnetostatics Methods
Magnetostatic Equations Summary
Magnetic Mirrors, the Ionosphere and the Magnetosphere
The Uniqueness of Maxwell's Equations
Helmholtz Decomposition of Vector Fields
Alternate Potentials

Graduate Electromagnetism II Lecture Notes

Lecture 1 - Maxwell equations, plane vectors, polarization, Stokes parameters, Jones vector, reflection, refraction
Lecture 2 - Complex permmitivity, resonant absorption, conductivity, plasma frequency
Lecture 3 - Superposition of waves, group velocity, pulse spreading, dispersion, Kramers-Kronig relation
Lecture 4 - Fields at the surface of an imperfect conductor, waveguide equations
Lecture 5 - Rectangular waveguides, cutoff Frequency, resonant cavities, Q-factor
Lecture 6 - Radiation, long-wavelength approximation, far-field waves, dipole radiation
Lecture 7 - Linear antennas
Lecture 8 - Long-wavelength scattering, polarization-dependent cross-sections
Lecture 9 - Scattering by a conducting sphere, atmospheric scattering
Lecture 10 - Galilean relativity, ether, Einstein's postulates
Lecture 11 - Einstein's principle of relativity, Lorentz transformations, Four-vectors
Lecture 12 - Velocity addition in special relativity, relativistic momentum and energy
Lecture 13 - Covariant geometry, covariant Maxwell's equations

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